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New Menchie's Store In Scottsdale Town Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 22, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, AZ – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Scottsdale at 15678 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite 120. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Scottsdale favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
"It's always been a dream of mine to open a small business, so when I walked into Menchie's for the first time, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of," said franchisee, Mark Phelan...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 22, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 1.7%; Revenue Increased Over 32% in Acceptance Now and Over 56% in Mexico; Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.33, Including a Restructuring Charge of Approximately $0.05 per Diluted Share Related to Store Consolidation Plan
PLANO, Texas - July 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $773.2 million, an increase of $12.7 million from total revenues of $760.5 million for the same period in the prior year. This 1.7% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $38.3 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6...

Special Veteran Benefits Offered To Military Veterans From My Music Skool Company »

July 22, 2014 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: My Music Skool
My Music Skool Opportunities Available

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // My Music Skool Company just announced that Special Discounts are available to Qualified Military Veterans. As a new member of VetFran, My Music Skool is committed to helping military veterans.
If you're a military veteran who wishes to have a kick start at an exciting opportunity to own My Music Skool in any State listed below, you should contact My Music Skool Corporate Office at, (303)953-1731 or email, franchise@mymusicskool.com.
To ease your entry into this exciting business model, you will receive 25% off of Initial Franchise Fees when you become our franchisee. In addition, you will be supported to serve your neighborhoods by offering special discounts to your local veterans.
Currently, My Music Skool is offering franchising opportunities in:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia & Wyoming...

Tropical Smoothie Café Commits $20 Million For Franchisee Financing »

July 22, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Lends Directly to Franchisees as Same-Store Sales Surge
ATLANTA - July 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing up to $20 million in loans. The company has already approved more than $2.5 million through the program, signaling pent-up demand from franchisees. In June the first two cafes opened under the program, one in Melbourne, Florida, and the other in Syosset, New York.
"Our same-store sales and store openings continue to grow, which shows consumers love our brand," said Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo...

Postal Connections Opens In Hockessin Pack, Ship And Business Services Store Brings Convenience To Delaware City »

July 22, 2014 at 10:36AM PDT | Source: Postal Connections of America

Pack, Ship and Business Services Store Brings Convenience to Delaware City
HOCKESSIN, Del. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Now open, the new Hockessin Postal Connections of America (PCA) brings easy and convenient access to packaging, shipping, printing and an array of business services to 7209 Lancaster Pike. The PCA store offering convenient parking and personalized service is the newest location in the nationwide franchise network.
Owned and operated by Rick and Susan Martin, of Wilmington, the PCA Hockessin Village store provides expert packaging and shipping -- domestic and international - high quality printing, low cost printer cartridges available in-store or online, mailbox service, freight, copies, scanning and storage, notary and fax...

New Menchie's Store In Redhawk Towne Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

July 22, 2014 at 10:25AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // TEMECULA, Ca. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Temecula at 32195 Temecula Parkway, Suite 102, Temecula, CA 92592. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Temecula favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt. In addition to the grand opening festivities, the location is also partnering with a local charity, Rancho Damacitas, to raise awareness about the organization's mission to place women and children in unsafe situations in a secure and protected environment...

Capriotti's To Debut In Virginia »

July 22, 2014 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Opportunities Available

Sandwich Shop Expanding East Coast Presence With First Virginia Restaurant In Rosslyn
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti's Sandwich Shop announces the upcoming arrival of their first Virginia restaurant in Rosslyn on August 4, 2014. The new location will be the inaugural restaurant for the sandwich franchise in the state and marks the chain's commitment to expanding its reach across the United States. Franchisee, George Vincent Jr., also introduced the Capriotti's concept in Washington D.C. last year to much fanfare and a special visit from Vice President, Joe Biden.
Established in 1976 and with over 100 locations in 14 states and federal districts, Capriotti's is dedicated to serving guests delicious, handmade subs crafted with fresh ingredients...

Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

July 22, 2014 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Delivers Strong Global Sales and Profit Growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the second quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in both same store sales and global store counts, which resulted in 17.5% EPS growth, or 67 cents per share. Domestic same store sales grew 5.4% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 7.7% during the quarter, marking the 82nd consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 133 stores in the second quarter of 2014...

Hilton Worldwide Brings Columbia, S.C. Its First Dual-Branded Property »

July 22, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

Historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to be Converted to Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, S.C. Franchisee, Gervais Street Hotel, LLC and development and management company, CN Hotels, Inc., will rebrand, convert and expand the historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn and 100-room Home2 Suites located at 1615 Gervais Street in Columbia.
This development is slated to open in 2016 and will join Hilton Worldwide’s current portfolio of 16 Hilton Worldwide dual-branded hotels.
"The signing of the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites Columbia Downtown marks a strategic implementation for us in a top market," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide...

La Quinta Holdings To Report Second Quarter 2014 Earnings And Host Conference Call »

July 22, 2014 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: La Quinta Inn

IRVING, Texas - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - La Quinta Holdings Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: LQ) today announced that the Company will release financial results for the second quarter 2014 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
The Company will host a conference call for investors and other interested parties beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-3982, or (201) 493-6780 for international participants. Participants may also access the live call via webcast by visiting the Company's investor relations website at www.lq.com/investorrelations.
The replay of the call will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2014 through midnight Eastern Time on August 26, 2014...

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results »

July 22, 2014 at 9:11AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 21, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Highlights for the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the second quarter of 2013 include:

Revenue increased 28.6% to $1.05 billion
Comparable restaurant sales increased 17.3%
Restaurant level operating margin was 27.3%, a decrease of 30 basis points
Net income was $110.3 million, an increase of 25.5%
Diluted earnings per share was $3.50, an increase of 24.1%
Opened 45 new restaurants

Highlights for the six months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to the prior year include:

Revenue increased 26.6% to $1...

Goldfish Swim School Makes A Splash With Silvercrest Advertising’s Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) »

July 22, 2014 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Goldfish Swim School

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, California – Today, Goldfish Swim School dove into local marketing by introducing Silvercrest Advertising's state-of-the-art Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) to its 17 franchisees across the country.
Goldfish Swim School initially selected this highly innovative and intuitive platform to maximize promotional outreach in the communities surrounding their existing locations. LMap's ability to grow with the company was also a deciding factor as Goldfish Swim School continues to add qualified franchisees to their nationwide network.
LMap's user-friendly system allows franchisees to create personalized, geo-targeted marketing campaigns using franchisor-generated promotional offers that ensure brand consistency and integrity...

Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey »

July 22, 2014 at 8:49AM PDT | Source: Huddle House
Huddle House Opportunities Available

6-Unit Expansion Is Diner Franchise's First Foray Into New Jersey
HACKENSACK, NJ - (Marketwired - Jul 22, 2014) - On the heels of its Long Island expansion, Huddle House diner franchise is adding six units in northern New Jersey, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area.
Huddle House recently announced its 10-unit deal in Long Island and has now signed an agreement with an experienced multi-unit investor to build six restaurants across the bridge in Northern New Jersey. Huddle House previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
"If you think about it, there's already a diner culture there," said Jonathan Benjamin, Chief Development Officer for Huddle House. "Huddle House represents something new and innovative with a bit of Southern flair...

Two-time Grammy Award Winner Jon Secada Surprises Customers At His Childhood Wendy's Restaurant »

July 22, 2014 at 8:49AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

Cuban-American Singer Shares his #PretzelAmor with Lucky Miami Wendy's Customers
MIAMI, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time Grammy award winner Jon Secada brought his family to his childhood Wendy's® restaurant this week for a family outing to enjoy the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. To celebrate the return of Wendy's pretzel sandwiches, Jon partnered with Wendy's to bring the #PretzelAmor to the Hispanic market with a bilingual video inspired by tweets written by the lovers of the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Jon stars in the video, "Otro Pretzel Mas," which is an adaptation of his hit song, "Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte," and talks about the great love between consumers and Wendy's pretzel sandwiches. Pretzel lovers can watch the video here: http://www...

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Launches First Franchise In The State Of Oregon »

July 22, 2014 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Former banking executive brings innovative school-based program in partnership with USTA to southern Oregon.
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Medford, OR – TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA), the national after-school youth sports franchise company, has established its first franchise territory in the state of Oregon.
Jeremiah Paladino, a former banking executive, has acquired the geographic rights to TGA Premier Youth Tennis in southern Oregon, which will cover the Medford and Eugene areas.
TGA's innovative school-based activation model and tennis enrichment curriculum was developed in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The program introduces the sport in schools and supports the USTA's "10-and-Under Tennis" initiative before transitioning them to USTA programs, tennis facilities and USPTA Professionals nationwide...

Geese Chasers Arrives In Long Island, NY »

July 22, 2014 at 8:35AM PDT | Source: Geese Chasers

Mt. Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - Geese Chasers, the professional geese clearing service that respectfully eliminates bothersome Canada Geese on open spaces with the fastest, most effective, affordable, and humane method possible – highly trained border collies – has opened a new Geese Chasers franchise in the Long Island, New York area. This brings the total of new franchises in North America to four.
"Nobody has the proven success of satisfying its clients by maintaining zero goose population like Geese Chasers," says Michael Mallek co-owner of Geese Chasers of Long Island, NY. Added his fellow co-owner, Eric Hoffman, "It's the premier brand in goose elimination with a demonstrated, very real business opportunity. Geese Chasers is run by a professional and supportive management team...

Jiffy Lube® Supports Fight Against Muscle Disease With Third Annual MUSCLE UP® Campaign »

July 22, 2014 at 8:17AM PDT | Source: Jiffy Lube

Program Aims to Raise $1 Million by Encouraging Drivers to Give Back to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Chicago (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Jiffy Lube today announced the kickoff of the third annual MUSCLE UP campaign that will raise funds to help save and improve the lives of more than one million Americans fighting muscle disease.
As part of the campaign, Jiffy Lube invites drivers to visit participating Jiffy Lube service centers through Sept. 1, 2014 to make a donation to MDA, enabling the organization to continue to make progress in the fight for muscle health. Since 2012, Jiffy Lube has raised more than $2 million for MDA through the MUSCLE UP campaign, and with this year's campaign it aims to raise an additional $1 million...

Father & Son Entrepreneurs Expand Pearle Vision Business In Texas »

July 22, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Pearle Vision

Local Family Assumes Ownership of Former Corporate Location in Lewisville
MASON, Ohio - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pearle Vision, one of North America's largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, is proud to announce it has signed an agreement with Simon Safir and his father Boris to assume ownership of the location in Lewisville, Texas. This is Simon Safir's first center, which is located at 2403 S. Stemmons Fwy. in the Vista Grove Shopping Center. His father Boris currently owns and operates seven Pearle Vision eye care centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has served thousands of patients since 1984.
"I am excited to open my first Pearle Vision location, adding to our family's portfolio," said Simon Safir. "I look forward to serving the Lewisville community for many years to come, just as my family has done over the last three decades in the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and I know that this Pearle Vision location will be a trusted source for all of our patients' eye care needs...

Pizza Hut® To Debut Life-Size, Fully Functional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower At Comic-Con »

July 22, 2014 at 7:57AM PDT | Source: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut Opportunities Available

In partnership with Paramount Pictures, fans will get the chance to fire Cheesy Bites pizzas at Shredder, meet the creators of 12-foot Thrower inside the Comic-Con Interactive Zone
PLANO, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Paramount Pictures and the summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hitting theaters August 8th, Pizza Hut, the world's largest pizza company, will ascend on Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 24-27) to unveil an enormous live-action Pizza Thrower for comic enthusiasts and diehard Ninja Turtle fans worldwide. It's not the Eighth Wonder of the World, but it's close.
Standing at more than 12 feet tall, 9 feet wide and extending 16 feet long, the Pizza Thrower boasts a 180-degree rotating tower with a turret-mounted seat to trigger the pizzas...

Dollar Hot Dog Day At 7-Eleven® »

July 22, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

Retailer Offers $1 Big Bite® Hot Dogs to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day
DALLAS - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven, Inc. is on a roll this July. Kicking off the month was the launch of Doritos Loaded™ cheese snacks, followed by 7-Eleven Day (July 11) with free Slurpee® drinks and a birthday celebration that runs through Thursday, July 24. And now … National Hot Dog Day.
Participating 7-Eleven® stores will usher in the unofficial holiday tomorrow, July 23, with $1 Quarter-Pound Big Bite® all-beef hot dogs. The dollar dogs are available all day at participating stores while supplies last.
Because 7-Eleven is still celebrating its birthday with 7-Eleven Week offers, guests can wash down their Big Bite hot dog with a free Big Gulp® soft drink, which is the day's free item featured on 7-Eleven's smartphone app...



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